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Bafflement   Listen

Confusion resulting from failure to understand.  Synonyms: befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement.

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"Bafflement" Quotes from Famous Books

... all his rage and bitter bafflement and pain, a sudden great desire welled up in him to see this chief of the Folk, at last—to lay eyes on this formidable, this terrible one—to stand face to face with him in whose hand now ...
— Darkness and Dawn • George Allan England

... tall, thin, the power in his features contradicted by a pair of soft dark eyes, deep-set, looking out at you with an expression of bafflement, defeat—why did he face Worth with the stare of one drenched, drowned in woe? It wasn't his wedding. He hadn't done Worth any dirt in ...
— The Million-Dollar Suitcase • Alice MacGowan

... believed and his bafflement shared. He spoke cheerfully. "It doesn't make sense, but old Wicker's so old he may be addled, don't you reckon? Who else would keep an antique store where nobody ever looks? All the other antique places are along Wisconsin Avenue where people go ...
— Mr. Wicker's Window • Carley Dawson

... Courier, then, be invited in? Must everybody and his nigger "pass their plates?" Ah! how had a few years—a few months—twisted and tangled the path to mastership! Through what thickets of contradiction, what morasses of bafflement, what unimperial acceptance of help and counsel did that path now lead! And this was no merely personal fate of his. It was all Dixie's. He would never change his politics; O no! But how if men's politics, asking ...
— John March, Southerner • George W. Cable

Words linked to "Bafflement" :   baffle, confusion, bemusement, muddiness, disarray, confusedness, mental confusion, befuddlement

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